[OpenStack Foundation] [Foundation Board] Resigning as Individual Director

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Fri Oct 3 08:08:09 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-10-02 at 23:33 -0700, Monty Taylor wrote:
> On 10/02/2014 11:23 PM, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > Hi there
> > 
> > With Brian Stevens recent departure with Red Hat, our Platinum Director
> > board seat is now vacant. We have decided that I should represent Red
> > Hat on the board.
> > 
> > This implies that I must resign as Individual Director. Personally, this
> > is a difficult decision for me, because I've always greatly valued being
> > an independent voice representing the individual members. I'm also
> > conscious that resigning now is going to cause some churn quite late in
> > the year.
> > 
> > The reasoning goes like this - we think I can best represent Red Hat on
> > the board, we don't think it's ideal to leave a Platinum Director seat
> > vacant for any length of time, and we'd prefer to avoid the churn of
> > appointing a temporary Red Hat representative while I serve the
> > remainder of my term as Individual Director.
> I, for one, think the idea of having you in the Platinum seat as someone
> who has the community support to be elected directly is pretty exciting
> actually. I also have no doubt that your voice will remain your voice.
> > Jonathan has been working to figure out the process which should follow
> > an Individual Director resignation. I'll let him share details on that.
> > 
> > My sincere apologies if this disappoints anyone. I have been honored to
> > serve as Individual Director, and I'm very grateful to everyone who
> > voted for me.
> I'll miss having you in the Individual ranks - but am glad you'll still
> be with us.

Thanks Monty, appreciated :)


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